Kano High Court Sentences Housewife To Death By Hanging For Killing Husband

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A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Ahmed Tijjani Badamasi on Friday 21th of February, sentenced a Kano- based housewife, Rashida Saidu to death by hanging for killing her husband.

The convict was charged to court following her alleged complicity in the death of her husband, Dr Adamu Ali, who was until his death, a staff of the Federal College of Education, Kano.

It would also be recalled that the Prosecution Counsel, Mariam Jilbrin had told the court that Mrs Saidu engaged her husband in a fight at their residence in Dorayo Quarters about a year ago adding that in the fight, she had pushed him down from a one storey building, which eventually led to his death.

The prosecution produced four witnesses to the court to prove their charge against the suspect.

However, the suspect through her lawyer, Illiya Dauda, denied the charge and proceeded to produce her own two witnesses to counter the allegation of culpability in the death of her husband.

Justice Badamasi in his judgment held that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, and that suspect was pivotal to the death of her 56 year old husband.

He then ruled that the woman should be sentenced to death by hanging

Speaking on the judgment, the  family of the late Dr Adamu Ali described the death sentence passed on the ex-wife of their brother as just and fair, saying it has served the course of justice.

According to a relative of the deceased, Ali Usman who reacted to the judgment on behalf of the family with the judgment of the court, the right of the deceased has been upheld.

He also added that “the judiciary against all odds has enforced the interest of justice.”

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